Reviewed.com/USA TODAY’s Tyler Wells Welch questions “Consumers across Europe and Asia are enjoying Internet speeds much greater than U.S. customers. Why?”
LA Times’ Joe Flint continues the discussion on the CBS vs. Time Warner Cable dispute. CBS and Time Warner are locked in a battle over retransmission consent fees, leaving 3 million cable subscribers angry over a blackout.
July 30 – BoingBoing’s Cory Doctorow discusses his take on Susan’s detractors. “Susan Crawford is an eminent telcoms scholar, former government official (who resigned because of corruption in telcoms policy) and the author, recently, of an important book on telcoms corruption and net neutrality called Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age. This book has scared the pants off of big telcos”.
TechDirt‘s Mike Masnick informs about and strikes back at the use of “astroturfing” directed at Captive Audience. “Astroturfing — the process of a faux “grassroots” effort, often set up by cynical and soulless DC lobbyists pretending to create a “grassroots” campaign around some subject — is certainly nothing new. It’s been around for quite some time, and it’s rarely successful”.
Electric Politics’ George Kenney and Susan discuss the parallels of the importance of fiber to that of electricity in a succinct 33 minute interview. “If Susan Crawford is right about the introduction of fast fiber internet being analogous to the introduction of electricity then America is in big trouble — because a lot of other countries are getting fiber before we do. And, I suppose, possibly getting smarter faster, too… Unquestionably, the rich torment the rest of us when they can but in this case an important part of the solution…
Check out Susan’s dialogue with Holistic Survival’s Jason Hartman about the Federal Communications Commission’s responsibility to the American people with respect to free Wifi. “Crawford believes the telecom industry now has a monopoly. American are paying much more for Internet access yet getting much less. Other countries are beating America in this space”.
July 23 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg View columnist Susan Crawford discusses the battle for spectrum in the wireless industry as AT&T and Verizon outpace all competitors. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” Bloomberg TV: ‘Duopoly With a Fringe’ for AT&T, Verizon: Crawford
July 23 (Bloomberg) — Robert Profusek, head of the mergers and acquisition practice at Jones Day, talks about the outlook for the sale of Dell Inc. to founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management LLC. He speaks with Tom Keene, Sara Eisen and Susan Crawford on Bloomberg Television’s “Surveillance.” (Crawford is a Bloomberg View columnist. The opinions expressed are her own. Source: Bloomberg) Watch Susan express her views with Tom Keene, Sara Eisen and Robert Profusek on Bloomberg TV
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford responds to two recent New York Times op-eds that claimed high-speed Internet access is in good shape in the U.S. Last month, two New York Times op-eds published during a single week, one written by the CEO of Verizon, claimed that the United States is doing well when it comes to high-speed Internet access. Both of these op-eds mentioned me and sharply criticized my calls for reform.
“Ms. Crawford argues that the U.S. has lost its competitive advantage in the knowledge-based economy, because it is no longer at the forefront of the internet revolution. Other countries have internet capabilities that are significantly faster and less expensive to use than in the States. This puts U.S. consumers at a distinct disadvantage and, she argues, it also threatens America’s economic future. She discusses her findings with Andrew Blum, author of ‘Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet’”.
American Library Association’s Larra Clark, Director of OITP’s Program on Networks the Program on America’s Libraries for the 21st Century (AL21C), announces the upcoming presenters for the 2013 National Conference. “A frequent media commentator and Internet activist, Crawford will explore themes outlined in her new book “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age.” Of particular interest to librarians, Crawford examines how powerful telecommunications monopolies stymie policy efforts to improve Internet access at affordable rates”.
View Susan’s presentation at The Global Metropolis at NYU’s Skirball Center for The Performing Arts while discussing the need for digital infrastructure. Cloud Cities: How to build urban digital infrastructure for the metropolis Digital infrastructure is as crucial to the economy’s future as roads and bridges, waterworks and hydro lines. Building these digital assets in time of fiscal restraint requires smart new partnerships between the public and private sectors. Such partnerships are essential for the metropolis to link into the global networks that will spark innovation, productivity and build a new…